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setting timeout


bwilling  (C 13618)

Apr 6, 2001, 7:36 PM
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does anybody know how to set a cool and groovy fridge company "timeout" audible altimeter??? I'm gonna e-mail the guy I bought it from, but wondered if anybody here know how, in case I don't hear from him...


Apr 7, 2001, 5:55 AM
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From memory:

Basically, there are 2 buttons with arrows by them - up and down. Press and hold either of them, and the alarm altitude will move up or down in 500ft steps. It will beep once for each 1000 ft, with a gap and another beep for an additional 500 ft. e.g. beep beep beep beep -gap- beep means 4500ft.

press either button quickly and it will beep the current set altitude at you. press both to zero it (only needed if you jumping within 20 minutes of arriving at the DZ.)

There's something else for a low battery - a long beep or something - I'll try to find the instructions.

I think that's right. Hope it helps.


miked10270  (D 10270)

Apr 9, 2001, 12:35 PM
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First, when you remove the battery on a Time-Out, touch both terminals simultaneously with the metal screwdriver shaft to clear the memory before installing the new battery.

After new battery installation or after international flight, depress both buttons simultaneously & hold down until it starts bleeping. it should emit a series of about 20 beeps getting faster & faster. That's it "set" & ready to use.

to set the "break-off" height briefly press one of the buttons. it will emit beeps at half second intervals, one for each 1,000ft of altitude, it indicates =500ft with a one second pause, then another beep. It's settable from 3-12,000ft in 500ft increments.

For example;
Beep.beep.beep.beep. = 4,000ft
Beep.beep.beep.beep....beep = 4,500ft
Beep.beep.beep.beep.beep = 5,000ft.

Increase or decrease break-off alert by pressing & holdng either the "up" or "down" buttons.

"Deploy" (rapid continuous beeps) is factory set at 2,500ft. "Flat-line" is factory set at 1,500ft.

on take off, at 300ft, the unit will beep twice, pause, then beep to indicate set breakoff height. that means the unit is set & good. If it gives one long beep at 300ft, then the break-off height beeps, that means the battery is low. Still good for this jump, but then replace.

At break-off height the unit will emit the appropriate beeps again (this is a good time to check your alti against the Time-Out & another alti).

Hope this helps,

Mike D10270.

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